scleroscope

noun

scle·​ro·​scope
ˈsklirəˌskōp,
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: a sclerometer devised especially for use with metals in which the height of rebound of a small standard object dropped from a fixed height onto the surface of a specimen is used as a measure of the hardness of the specimen

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“Scleroscope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scleroscope. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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